Haverstraw’s youth event doubles its participants
I stopped by Haverstraw Center this week, where the Haverstraw Collaborative â€” a group of local agencies serving the village youth and families â€” was hosting a week-long event for children during the school break.
When I was visiting, multiple programs â€” including a knitting class, a group discussion, and exercises â€” were ongoing, and participating children looked all excited.
Jeanmarie Zubko, counselor at the center, said about 100 children participated in this year’s event. The number had doubled from last year, since said.
Haverstraw Village Mayor Michael Kohut, a supporter of the project, was pleased to see the successful event.
“Kids do enjoy it,” Kohut said. “The more things they get to do, the less chance they get in trouble.”
The children were supposed to celebrate the center’s first anniversary last night as part of the week-long event. But the reception was postponed to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 29 due to the weather.